It took Logan a moment to realize what Steven was offering. “Oh, no, Couriway’s just down south, it won’t take long to get there, but thank you.” Honestly, he’d rather fly on Yukiko anyway. Flying on another’s Pokemon was a bit nervous to him. He’d had to warm up to Zapdos for a few days before willing to ride him.
He gave Sabine a small smile as she walked over, and he nodded. “Yeah, maybe. Good luck with… stuff.” Stuff. Brilliant.
"C’mon Logan, let’s go get Yukiko out of her box," Serena said, putting a hand on his shoulder as she turned to walk away.
"Yeah…" Logan half turned to follow, but looked over his shoulder at the pair he was leaving behind. He gave them a small wave and walked off.
Steven Stone, three legendaries, near death experience… this wasn’t something he’d be forgetting any time soon.
Plus, it made his legs go a little funny as soon as he tried to walk down the stairs. Serena had to help him walk to Couriway Town until his legs stopped shaking.
Steven shrugged, giving Skarmory a firm pat to let the bird relax, “If you must. I hope we can meet again sometime, Logan.” The Hoenn Champion stepped forward to shake Logan’s hand before leaning against his Pokemon, waiting for them to depart.
Sabine reeled back slightly as Logan advanced on her, grabbing her upper arms with opposite hands tightly. “Sure,” she responded tiredly to him, giving a nod back. Honestly, she would be happy if she never had to see the boy again. Her hand sneaked into her bag and she held the Premier Ball containing the Munna nervously. She didn’t watch as Serena and her boyfriend left to Couriway Town.
"So," Steven approached Sabine once the other Trainers were out of earshot and put a hand on her shoulder, "How are you feeling?"
Sabine stole her shoulder away and turned, glaring at the Champion, “That was the most idiotic thing I have done in my entire life and you put me directly in harms way. You knew how dangerous it was going to be! Logan and Serena were lining up the door to catch that stupid Legendary, you did not need me.”
Steven seemed hurt, “If it weren’t for you, we may all be dead.” He took a step toward her but stopped, furrowing his brow at her aggressive expression.
"Three less fools for Arceus to worry about," Sabine grasped Talonflame’s warm feathers and swiftly pulled herself on, "Don’t try contacting me ever again Steven, Champion of Hoenn. A life for a life. My debt has been repaid." Tugging on the scruff of the bird, they took off back to Lumiose, eventually vanishing between the loosening dark clouds.
"Yeesh," Steven crossed his arms, turning back to Skarmory, "Well that didn’t quite go down how I expected." The bird scraped its bladed wings together in agreement. The man mounted the Steel Pokemon, looking up to the sky for a moment. "Come on, we’ve got a few Legendaries to find." Sharp wings spread out before propelling the two into the air with extreme speed, returning the Terminus Caves to its eerily silent self.